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Britt Marcussen, MD

Program Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Contact Information

01291-G Pomerantz Family Pavilion (PFP)
Iowa City, IA 52242

200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242


BS, Exercise Science, Minor in Biology, University of Iowa 1985 - 1988
MS, Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Iowa 1988-1992
MD, Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine 1989-1994
Resident, Family Practice, St. Francis-Mayo Family Practice Residency
Fellow, Sports Medicine, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

Advanced Cardiac Life Support
CAQ in Sports Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
Basic Life Support
Neonatal Advanced Life Support
Iowa Medical License
Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

Research Summary

Sports Medicine


Maurer, G. E., Mathews, N. M., Schleich, K. T., Slayman, T. G. & Marcussen, B. (2020). Understanding Cannabis-Based Therapeutics in Sports Medicine. Sports Health, 12(6), 540-546. PMID: 32936058.

Marcussen, B., Slayman, T. (In Press). Foot and Ankle Injuries and Conditions. In M. A. Harrast , J. T. Finnoff (Eds.) Sports Medicine Study Guide and Review for Boards.

Gende, A., Thomsen, T. W., Marcussen, B. & Hettrich, C. (2020). Delayed-union of acetabular stress fracture in female gymnast: Use of teriparatide to augment healing. Clin J Sport Med, 30(5), e163-e165. PMID: 30908326.

Tow, S., Beasley, M., Gray, K., Hollows, I., Hulme, A., Hwu, S., Marcussen, B., Myers, R., Toldi, J. & Waterbrook, A. (2020). Establishing Your Sports Medicine Practice: Considerations for Being the Only Non-Operative Sports Medicine Physician in Your Practice. AMSSM Practice Management Resources.

Marcussen, B., Negaard, M., Smoot, K. & Hosey, R. (2020). A Case Series and Literature Review: Isolated Traumatic First Rib Fractures in Athletes. Clin J Sport Med, 30(3), 257-266. PMID: 30015636.

Brennan, Jr, F. H., Rao, A. L., Myers, R. A., Ferderber, M., Marcussen, B., Mansfield, L., Miler, E. M., Spittler, J. & Sylvester, J. (2020). Suggested Curricular Guidelines for Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine in Family Medicine Residency Training. Curr Sports Med Rep, 19(5), 180-188. PMID: 32358302.

Marcussen, B. (2020). Chapter 12: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. In M. A. Graber , B. R. Ray , J. K. Wilbur (Eds.) Graber and Wilbur's Family Medicine Examination and Board Review. (5th Edition), pp. 364-394. New York, New York: McGraw Hill Education.

Gende, A., Thomsen, T., Marcussen, B. & Hettrich, C. (2019). Delayed-Union of Acetabular Stress Fracture in Female Gymnast: Use of Teriparatide to Augment Healing. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. PMID: 30908326.

Gende, A., Marcussen, B. (2018). Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome. In 5 Minute Sports Medicine Consult. (3rd) Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Gende, A., Marcussen, B. (2018). PES Anserine Bursitis. In 5 Minute Sports Medicine Consult. (3rd)

Negaard, M., Anthony, C., Bonthius, D., Jepson, M., Marcussen, B. & Pelzer, D. (2017). A Case Report: Glycopyrrolate for Treatment of Exercise-Induced Hyperhydrosis. (Vols. 5). pp. 1-6. SAGE Open Medical Case Reports.

Marcussen, B., Thomsen, T. (2016). A Pain in the Butt: Overcoming a Hip Injury in a Division I Gymnast.

Jepson, M., Marcussen, B. (2016). Bull Riding to Baseball: Popliteal Artery Occlusion Secondary to a Bull Riding Trauma.

Mathiasen, R. E., Edwards, N., Marcussen, B. L. & Van Heukelom, J. N. (2016). Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. In Graber and Wilbur's Family Practice Examination and Board Review. (4), pp. 334-361. McGraw-Hill Education.

Marcussen, B., Holte, A. & Peterson, A. (2016). Prophylactic Antivirals to Prevent Primary Herpes Gladiatorum at a Wrestling Camp. (Vols. 2). (1), pp. 12-13. Sports Review Journal.

Peterson, A., Hall, M. & Marcussen, B. (2015). Low Vitamin D Levels and Stress Fracture: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. (Vols. 1). (3), pp. 22-24. Sports Review Journal.

Marcussen, B. (2015). The Female Athlete Triad Medcast.

Marcussen, B. (2015). The Female Athlete Triad Podcast.

Marcussen, B. (2014). It's Not Your Rotator Cuff.

Marcussen, B. (2014). Exertional Leg Pain Delee and Drezs' Orthpaedic Sports Medicine. In Principles and Practice. (4th)

Peterson, A., Marcussen, B. (2012). Excessive Sweating: A Case Report.

Marcussen, B., Smoot, M. (2012). Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip.

Goodlett, C. R., Marcussen, B. & West, J. R. (1990). A Single Day of Alcohol Exposure during the Brain Growth Spurt Induces Brain Weight Restriction and Cerebellar Purkinje Cell Loss. Alcohol, 7, 107-114.

West, J. R., Goodlett, C. R., Bonthius, D. J., Hamre, K. M. & Marcussen, B. (1990). Cell population depletion associated with fetal alcohol brain damage: Mechanisms of BAC-dependent cell loss. Alcohol Clinic Exp Res, 14, 813-818.